Old Low Light Receives Welcome Grant from RW Mann Charitable Trust

The Old Light Heritage Centre on North Shields Fish Quay has received a grant of £4,000 from local grant giving organisation the RW Mann Charitable Trust.

The funding, towards the Old Low Light’s running costs, will help the centre to cope with the financial impact of reduced visitor numbers and the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Centre director Guy Moody welcomed the grant: “We are really grateful for this support as our financial situation continues to be very challenging and we are losing money month on month. By offsetting some of our lost income, the grant,  from the RW Mann Charitable Trust, means that in the short-term, at least, we can continue to open and provide services to local people.”

He added: “Our aim is to return to the stable financial position we had reached before the pandemic. However, like similar organisations, we are still feeling the impact of reduced visitor numbers alongside higher bills due to the cost of living crisis.”

The R W Mann Trust is an endowed, grant-making Charitable Trust founded by Dr R W Mann OBE, DCL, and his wife Margery in 1957 by a gift of shares from Victor Products (Wallsend) Ltd. The Trust’s objectives are wide ranging, but it exists mainly to help improve the lives of people and their communities in an area including:

  • the east of Newcastle city
  • Cramlington
  • Ashington
  • Blyth
  • south east Northumberland, and
  • North Tyneside

Trustees will also consider supporting organisations within a few miles of this area where there is real need for support and where real value can be demonstrated.

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